Once you go coaster, you never go back. That’s right, I take pride in being that hostess who’s always lifting up sweaty glasses & sneakily sliding coasters underneath, leaving guests wondering… Was that always there? That said, you can imagine the tiny yelp! I let out when I came across these DIY darlings on Design* Sponge. Though they were originally featured as Pennsylvanian symbols of good luck during the harvest & holiday seasons, I would have no qualms about keeping these coasters out all year long. For all our crafty friends out there, follow the jump for templates & DIY instructions…

Hex Symbol Coasters

  • Pre-cut wooden coasters like these
  • 4 paint colors & white paint
  • clear fast-drying waterproof sealant
  • paintbrushes
  • carbon paper
  • pencil & ballpoint pen
  • tape

Print out templates to the size of your wood:template 1, template 2, template 3, template 4

Cut out paper design circles from template & carbon paper circles in the same size. Tape both circles onto the wood, with carbon paper facing the wood & the design facing up.

Use a ballpoint pen to trace the design. After the design is lightly lined, paint all shapes in with a thin layer of white paint.

Paint in shapes according to your paint-by-number guides. Seal with quick drying clear sealant.

*image & DIY instructions via Design*Sponge.

  1. 1
    Jenny Wawrose | January 26, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    What a great idea, these are so cute! They’d make such a great housewarming gift, too!

  2. 2
    Natasha | January 27, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Wow!! These are aaaaaahhhdorable. I really think I need to make them! What a great gift… I’m thinking of perhaps doing these in green and magenta to get a jumpstart on stocking stuffers?!

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